Fruita Monument's Dave Fox Discusses His Retirement
KREX News Room
Grand Junction-Fruita Monument Head Basketball Coach, Dave Fox sat down with NewsChannel5's Josh Moser, to discuss his retirement after coaching for more than 30 years on the Western Slope.
"I just think the timing was right for me," Fox said. "I've been doing this a long time, thirty-three years-- I've coached at every level and really enjoyed this last season."
"I guess I'm selfish, I want to go out on a high, and I really feel like this was a fun team to coach and I enjoyed every second of it," Fox said.
"Let me tell you this little twenty-nine and one was really special too," said Fox.
"I loved it , but at the same time it caused a lot of pressure, but that's why I'm kinda crazy about it, and it was tough to keep that run going, but it was really fun."
"Last year's team really coached themselves alot," Fox said. " Your two best players Drew (Bridges) and Alex (Padgett) were your hardest workers and they rubbed off on everybody else, and everybody bought into it --- it was really a special group."
"It was fun to hear from kids that said 'hey thanks, I appreciate what you did for me,' I appreciate that a lot," said Fox.
"I had great coaches that coached with me I love the kids," said Fox. "We loved to push them and we were demanding, but we tried to do things the right way and wanted kids to have good values and we wanted them to be good citizens and students and I think we did that."
Fox will remain the school's golf coach, and will make a decision on retiring as a teacher sometime in the near future.